2014 Tarrant County Candidate Fair

DATE: Saturday February, 1st 2014  TIMES: 10:00am–5:00pm

LOCATION: Hurst Conference Center 1601 Campus Drive Hurst, Texas 76054

February 1st 2014

Hosting PAC Organizations

Texas Conservatives Unite

Tarrant Republican Club

 Empower Texans

 Tarrant Tea Party

 Tarrant County 912 Action

 Tarrant County Tea Party

 Republican Party of Texas

  Northeast Tarrant County Republican Club 

Texas Conservatives Unite PAC
Event Organizer: Curtis McCaffity 817-305-3221
Event Organizer: Robert Bueker 469-363-7949


2014 Tarrant County Candidate Fair and Straw Poll
Hurst, Texas Posted 02-04-2014

Thousands of Texas voters attended the 2014 Tarrant County Candidate Fair and Straw Poll hosted by Texas Conservatives Unite PAC.  Saturday’s event at the Hurst Conference Center was the third Candidate Fair of its kind with previous fairs being held during the primary seasons of 2010 and 2012.

The free event gave Texas voters the opportunity meet local and state Republican Primary candidates face to face.  Throughout the day, attendees questioned candidates, reviewed materials and discussed various campaigns.  According to Curtis McCaffity, coordinator and event co-founder, “Volunteers tried to keep an accurate count of attendees, but by 1:00pm we were at 4,000 visitors, which is far more than we expected.  We just lost count due to the sheer number of people” he said. “We just didn't have enough volunteers to keep track.”  Media outlets, candidates, & attendees estimated totals from 8,000-11,000 people throughout the day.  A total of 2,249 votes were cast in the straw poll.  Participants expressed that the Candidate Fair was a great success for Tarrant County Republican Voters.

The purpose of the event was to bring different groups within the Republican Party under one roof.  To accomplish that end, mutual respect and civility governed the event and egos had to be checked at the door.  “This event was not about one group or one individual.  It was about accomplishing the goal of Ronald Reagan's inclusive ‘big tent’ vision for America & the GOP” said Curtis McCaffity.

“We’re proud to have organized such a successful event to help our citizens become more informed and allow candidates the opportunity to reach thousands of voters in a single day” said Robert Bueker, the PACs Treasurer, and event co-founder,

McCaffity also noted that the Candidate Fair would not have been possible without the many volunteers who helped prepare for months & volunteered the day of the event.  “We’re very grateful for the support of volunteer’s, the community, organizations and the 79 candidates who participated.  Without them, this would not have been possible.”

Events like this are beneficial with helping voters elect the best people to office, regardless of how much money a candidate spends on their race.

The Official Straw Poll WINNERS
Total Votes Cast 2249

Governor: Greg Abbott
Lt Governor: Dan Patrick
Attorney General: Ken Paxton
Comptroller: Glenn Hegar
Land Commissioner:  George P Bush
Agriculture Commissioner:  Sid Miller
Railroad Commissioner:  Wayne Christian
Chief Justice Supreme Court of Texas: Nathan Hecht
Justice Supreme Court of Texas Pl 6: Jeff Brown
Justice Supreme Court of Texas Pl 8: Phil Johnson
Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 3:  Bert Richardson
Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 4: Kevin Patrick Yeary
Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 9: David Newell
SBOE District 11: Eric Mahroum
TX State Senator Dist 10: Konni Burton
TX State Rep Dist 092: Jonathan Stickland
​TX State Rep Dist 094: Tony Tinderholt
231th District Court: Jesse Nevarez
297th District Court: David Hagerman
432nd District Court: Ruben Gonzalez
District Attorney: Sharen Wilson
County Criminal Court #1: David Cook
County Criminal Court #2: Atticus Gill
County Criminal Court #3: Alexander Kim
County Criminal Court #8: Charles Vanover
Commissioner PCT 2: Andy Nugyen
JP Precinct 2: William Nolen
JP Precinct 3: Lenny Lopez
JP Precinct 7: Matt Hayes